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DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search


Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

When  Miss DC USA pageant director, Althea Smith asked me to be the last female judge for the Miss DC competition, I was ecstatic and of course said "YES".  I hadn't ever done anything like this before and the experience was a ton of fun.  The most suprising part of the competition was how much love and support the girls gave each other. Even though it was a competition, the sisterhood they belong to makes it more like a family than a contest.

Billy Jonas Concert at Jammin' Java

From Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR:

Billy Jonas will be perfoming Saturday, December 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Jammin' Java located at 227 Maple Ave E in Vienna, VA. Tickets are $10.

Billy Jonas’  concerts begin with a simple "tuning" of the audience; from there a whimsical trajectory carries listeners through stories of life, love, and triumph over 'Murphy's Law.' Jonas' original pieces are played on fanciful "industrial re-percussion" instruments made from found objects. He sings in a clear tenor voice; his guitar work is adventurous, alternately percussive and lyrical.

Previously a member of the highly acclaimed duo, "The Billys," Billy  has been featured at prestigious festivals and venues nationwide. Jonas has shared stages with some of the world's favorite acoustic artists, including Patti Larkin, Ani DiFranco, David Wilcox, Richard Thompson and Pete Seeger.

Home for Christmas: Concert by Voce Chamber Singers

The following was sent to us by Elliot Wicks:

Music and Christmas are inseparable, as Voce’s Christmas concerts demonstrate year after year. The choice of music for Christmas is endless; Voce has tried its best to do it all! This year, we draw music from past Christmas concerts, especially a cappella gems. As always, the audience will be invited to sing with us. Familiar carols will be heard and sung, as will contemporary songs like Jim Brickman’s Coming Home for Christmas and Faith Hill’s Where are you Christmas? Classical Christmas works on the program include O Magnum Mysterium by de Victoria, On this Starry Night by Matthew Harris, and the hauntingly beautiful Ave Maria by Biebl.

$25 adult

$20 senior (65+)

$10 youth (24 & under)

Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2.

Here are the locations and dates:

Friday, December 10, 2010

7:30 pm

Fairfax Christian Church

Wolf Trap Announces First Round of Shows for Summer 2011

From Melissa Chotiner of Wolf Trap:

New Leesburg Town Exhibit Hall Art Show Now Open

New exhibit showcases work by faculty, student and staff of the Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

Vienna Theatre Company Auditions

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- Auditions for the Vienna Theatre Company's winter production of the drama “Almost, Maine” will be held at 7:30 p.m. November 9 and 11, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E.  “Almost, Main” is a romantic comedy by John Cariani and directed by Suzanne Maloney.

The cast of four to twelve includes a mix of men and women.  The show is scheduled to open January 21, 2011.  For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennatheatrecompany.org.